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Finisterre

TennKeith

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Camino(s) past & future
June 2018
How many continue on to Finisterre? How long does it take from Santiago? I would consider extending my trip if its worth the time and additional cost to change my flight.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
Not nearly as many continue on to Finisterre and/or Muxia, but I think that it's well worth it. It's a nice coda to the Camino, especially when you don't want to stop walking! You can walk it in 3 - 4 days.
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Via Tolosana
In 2012 I was absolutely alone walking to Finisterre, 2 years ago there were about 6 of us (but not walking together, just meeting at times).
I liked it, especially the first time. Did it in two days then, three days in 2016.
Really depends on your mood and how you feel.
The walk Finisterre to Muxia is roughly 30km, can be done in one go or stop half way in Lires.
Again, really depends on how you feel.
If you're short of time, you could always take a bus?
 

Willigsu

Member
Camino(s) past & future
April-May 2018
In 2012 I was absolutely alone walking to Finisterre, 2 years ago there were about 6 of us (but not walking together, just meeting at times).
I liked it, especially the first time. Did it in two days then, three days in 2016.
Really depends on your mood and how you feel.
The walk Finisterre to Muxia is roughly 30km, can be done in one go or stop half way in Lires.
Again, really depends on how you feel.
If you're short of time, you could always take a bus?
We are taking the bus tour tomorrow! Sitting here with a couple of other pilgrims discussing the zero km marker. Where is 0 km? All of our markers along the Camino Frances were measuring to Santiago cathedral, right?
 

Suzanne S.

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Camino Frances/Muxia/Fisterre (2017) Caminho Portuguese/Fisterre
(2019) Camino del Norte
Yes, and then the markers from SDC to Finisterre measure to there. The 0.0 km marker is as you walk to the Finisterre lighthouse. It's in my avatar/picture.
 

Bradtheknife

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning May/June 2016
I found the Santiago to Finisterre to be my favorite segment of the Camino. The influx of pilgrims in Sarria changes the experience. For me, the walk to Finisterre was a relaxing with less crowd and less pressure to find a bed. Because some pilgrims walk the reverse, you actually greet pilgrims coming towards you, which was unique after the month of one way traffic of the Camino Frances. I found the notion of walking to the end of the earth romantic, and I found the rituals at the end (walking to the lighthouse at sunset, burning an item of clothing, wading in the sea) more satisfying than the rituals in Santiago. In retrospect, my only regret was not having an extra day to get include Muxia.
 

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